Article of Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Report of Experience: Insert the Occupational Therapist in Interdisciplinary Team in Breath Oral
CAMPELLO, T.M1, LOPES, F.K.S.L1, SANTOS, M.E.S1, LIMA, A.C.D1, SILVA, H.J1, CUNHA, D.A1
Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)1
Breathing is a vital function normally done by nasal passages that carry air to the lungs. When there is any nasal obstruction and / or naso-pharyngeal, which prevents this passage, the individual starts to breathe through the mouth, which is called mouth breathing. Generally oral breathing is characterized by frequent fatigue, daytime sleepiness, decreased appetite, deficits in learning, as well as changes in functions such as swallowing, speech and chewing. Such as respiratory arrest to happen swallowing becomes a cumber, the preference for liquid and pasty food allows individuals to feed at the same time they breathe. Therefore, this selection of food can change the execution of the activity, especially as it relates to sensory stimuli that it provides. This study it is an experience report. Described by the students of the Programa de iniciação acadêmica (BIA), Universidade Federal Pernambuco with the Fundação de amparo a ciência e tecnologia do Estado de Pernambuco (FACEPE) from September 2014 to September 2015. The project entitled Service interdisciplinary in mouth breathing. Gradually patients showed more satisfaction with the improvement of their quality of life. In addition, to facilitate the understanding of the role of other professionals. In occupational therapy Its activities and expected results, focused in different areas of the individual. Taking into account the importance of this activity and the influence that mouth breathing can cause, it is necessary the work of a multidisciplinary team working in an interdisciplinary way. The team involves several health professionals in the extension project. In clinical school speech teacher Fabio Lessa at the Federal University of Pernambuco. Patients are serviced and families are guided through talks / pamphlets, and monthly meetings. However, as the results of this project are successful it is recommended greater investment in studies of oral breathing and its interdisciplinary, and further research of this type in relation to occupational therapy.
Keywords: Interdisciplinary, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mouth breathing